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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French communal, from Late Latin commūnālis, from Latin communis. Doublet of cominal.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kəˈmjuː.nəl/, /ˈkɒ.mjə.nəl/
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  • (US, Canada) IPA(key): /kəˈmju.nəl/
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AdjectiveEdit

communal (comparative more communal, superlative most communal)

  1. Pertaining to a community.
  2. Shared by a community; public.
  3. (India) Defined by religious ideas; based on religion.
    communal violence
    communal politics
    Antonym: secular

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin communalis, from Latin communis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

communal (feminine singular communale, masculine plural communaux, feminine plural communales)

  1. of or relating to a commune

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